Free PC Games

Since the site relaunch (in Feb 2013), all the links I previously inserted for each item in this list no longer function. Until further notice, please click this link to see this list in blog form which has fully functional links for your convenience.

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  • A very addictive collectible card game. It's free-to-play but doesn't annoy you with the payable aspects of the game.

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    <a href="http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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  • Super-Hero MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.champions-online.com/frontpage"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/9880/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-champions-online/17-1264/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

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    <a href="http://co.perfectworld.com/freetoplay"target="_blank">Account Comparison Chart</a>

  • Fantasy MMORPG<br>

    <a href="http://www.ageofconan.com/playfree/"target="_blank">Free-to-play</a> (Scroll down its page to see info and Account Comparison Chart)

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    <a href="http://www.ageofconan.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Sci-Fi MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.anarchy-online.com"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Multiplayer team-based FPS

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/?snr=1_4_4__13"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/news/5721/"target="_blank">Announcement on Steam</a>

  • Sci-Fi MMORPG (Became free-to-play on 17 Jan 2012.)

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    <a href="http://www.startrekonline.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/9900/?snr=1_7_suggest__13"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://sto.perfectworld.com/about/freetoplay/features-matrix"target="_blank">Account Comparison Chart</a>

  • Fantasy MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.lotro.com/free.php?"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://www.lotro.com/free.php?tier=details"target="_blank">Account Comparison Chart</a>

  • Fantasy MMORPG

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    <a href="https://trial.turbine.com/ddo.php"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/206480/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://www.ddo.com/vip"target="_blank">Account Comparison Chart</a>

  • MMO RTS

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    <a href="http://ageofempiresonline.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/105430/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-age-of-empires-online/17-4721/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

  • Fantasy Action MMORPG

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    <a href="http://vindictus.nexon.net/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    Giant Bomb Interns <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/perryvandell/"target="_blank">PerryVandell</a> & <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/danielcomfort/"target="_blank">DanielComfort</a> take a <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/danielcomfort/perry-and-i-try-our-hands-at-vindictus/30-86451/"target="_blank">look</a> at this game in their series of "Free to Play" videos.

  • Medieval Castle MMO

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    <a href="http://www.strongholdkingdoms.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/47410/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Puzzle MMO

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    <a href="http://www.puzzlepirates.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/99910/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Swashbuckling MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.burningsea.com"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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  • Super-Hero MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/news/dc-universe-online-swapping-biz-models-going-free-to-play/3673/"target="_blank">GB News Article reporting its launch into free-to-play</a>

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    <a href="http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/en/free/"target="_blank">Account Comparison Chart</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-dc-universe-online/17-3674/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

  • Text-based adventure game

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    <a href="http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Multiplayer third person shooter

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/630/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-alien-swarm/17-2944/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

  • Multiplayer third person team-based shooter

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    <a href="http://www.battlefieldheroes.com/en/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Action Horror Game

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    <a href="http://www.fileshack.com/file.x/12984/The Suffering Free Game"target="_blank">Fileshack Download page</a>

  • Multiplayer FPS

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    You can download the game from <a href="http://www.fearcombat.org/"target="_blank">this donation-supported site</a> It also contains info, forums etc for the game.

  • Multiplayer FPS

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    <a href="http://www.quakelive.com/#!home"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Multiplayer Fantasy RTS

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    <a href="http://www.battleforge.com/en/home/landingpage.bfg"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • A fantasy FPS/RTS hybrid

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    <a href="http://www.savage2.com/en/download.php"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Racing game

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/11020/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Multiplayer FPS

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/13140/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Multiplayer FPS

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    <a href="http://www.warsow.net/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Multiplayer FPS

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    <a href="http://combatarms.nexon.net/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Multiplayer FPS

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    <a href="http://www.gamersfirst.com/warrock/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Side-scrolling platformer

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    <a href="http://www.cavestory.org/downloads_game.php"target="_blank">Tribute Website</a> with download links, info etc.

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-cave-story/17-2234/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

  • Arcade puzzle game

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/3483/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Sci-Fi RTS

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    <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/file/10819/command-conquer-gold-full-game-gdi-iso"target="_blank">Shacknews.com GDI Disc game download</a>

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    <a href="http://www.shacknews.com/file/10820/command-conquer-gold-full-game-nod-iso"target="_blank">Shacknews.com NOD Disc game download</a>

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    <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/game/command-and-conquer-3-tiberium-wars/download/command-and-conquer-for-windows-xp-free/"target="_blank">Joystiq.com game download</a>

  • Sci-Fi RTS

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    <a href="http://na.llnet.cnc3tv.ea.com/u/f/eagames/cnc3/cnc3tv/RedAlert/RedAlert1_SovietDisc.rar"target="_blank">Direct Download link from EA.com - Soviet Disc (Rar file)</a>

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    <a href="http://na.llnet.cnc3tv.ea.com/u/f/eagames/cnc3/cnc3tv/RedAlert/RedAlert1_AlliedDisc.rar"target="_blank">Direct Download link from EA.com - Allied Disc (Rar file)</a>

  • Sci-Fi RTS

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    <a href="http://www.fileplanet.com/210105/210000/fileinfo/Command-&-Conquer:-Tiberian-Sun-%28Full-Game%29"target="_blank">Fileplanet game download</a>

  • Old school Sci-Fi Graphic Adventure

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/beneath_a_steel_sky"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • Old school Fantasy Graphic Adventure

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/lure_of_the_temptress"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • Old school Sci-Fi shoot 'em up

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/tyrian_2000"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • Open-world top-down driving game

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    <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • 3D strategic vehicle combat game

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    <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Open-world top-down driving game

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    <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Tactical Military first/third person shooter

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    <a href="http://www.gamershell.com/download_3644.shtml"target="_blank">Gamershell download page</a>

  • Railroad business sim

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    <a href="http://www.2kgames.com/railroads/railroads.html"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Sci-Fi FPS

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    <a href="http://www.gamershell.com/news_61608.html"target="_blank">Gamershell download page</a>

  • Multiplayer WW2 FPS

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    <a href="http://www.gamershell.com/download_2354.shtml"target="_blank">Gamershell download page</a>

  • Fantasy RPG

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    <a href="http://www.elderscrolls.com/arena/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://www.fileplanet.com/170721/170000/fileinfo/Elder-Scrolls:-Arena-Game-Client"target="_blank">Fileplanet download page</a>

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    <a href="http://dosbox.com/"target="_blank">DOSbox</a> is also required.

  • Fantasy RPG

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    <a href="http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://www.fileplanet.com/202291/200000/fileinfo/Elder-Scrolls-II:-Daggerfall-(Full-Game)"target="_blank">Fileplanet download page</a>

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    <a href="http://dosbox.com/"target="_blank">DOSbox</a> is also required.

  • Sci-Fi FPS

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    <a href="http://source.bungie.org/index.php?title=Get_Marathon"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Sci-Fi FPS

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    <a href="http://source.bungie.org/index.php?title=Get_Marathon"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Sci-Fi FPS

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    <a href="http://source.bungie.org/index.php?title=Get_Marathon"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Modern day military tactical shooter

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    <a href="http://news.bigdownload.com/2008/10/07/download-full-spectrum-warrior-full-free-game/"target="_blank">bigdownload.com download page</a>

  • Military Multi-player FPS

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    <a href="http://battlefield.play4free.com/en/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    Currently in open beta for any and all to try out.

  • Sci-Fi RTS

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    <a href="http://wz2100.net/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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  • Old School Graphic Adventure

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    <a href="http://scummvm.org/downloads/#extras"target="_blank">Available for free at ScummVM's site</a>

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  • Multiplayer Action Game

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    <a href="http://soldat.thd.vg/en/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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  • A MOBA style game.

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    <a href="http://www.leagueoflegends.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-league-of-legends/17-1513/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

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    Giant Bomb Interns <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/danielcomfort/"target="_blank">DanielComfort</a>, <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/mattbodega/"target="_blank">MattBodega</a> & <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/perryvandell/"target="_blank">PerryVandell</a> take a <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/danielcomfort/league-of-legends-free-to-play/30-86613/"target="_blank">look</a> at this game.

  • 3rd-Person Sci-Fi Action Adventure<br>

    Given that the developers Midway no longer exist as a company, there is no official website hosting its download. The next best thing is the link below.

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    <a href="http://www.fileplay.net/file/4052/psi-ops-the-mindgate-conspiracy-free-game"target="_blank">Fileplay.net Download Page</a>

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  • Fantasy MMORPG based on Chinese Mythology<br>

    Cosmetic items as well as those that enhance gameplay can be purchased using real money. You have been warned!

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    <a href="http://pwi.perfectworld.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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  • Team based MMO action game set in mid 20th century.

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    <a href="http://www.worldoftanks.com"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://game.worldoftanks.com/update"target="_blank">Client Download for US Server</a>

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    <a href="http://game.worldoftanks.eu/update"target="_blank">Client Download for Euro Server</a>

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  • Military Online Multiplayer shooter.

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    <a href="http://www.ghostrecononline.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    According to Alex Navarro's article, linked below, this game is slated for release in the second half of 2011. The beta will be going online this summer.

    <br><a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/news/ghost-recon-online-is-ghost-recon-online/3242/"target="_blank">GB News Article</a>

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  • Cops & Robbers MMO<br>

    The game APB closed down in September 2010 but has since been aqcuired and relaunched by GamersFirst as a free-to-play MMO called APB Reloaded.

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    <a href="http://www.gamersfirst.com/apb/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/113400/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-apb-all-points-bulletin/17-2889/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

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  • Fantasy MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.everquest2.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    Unfortunately, the Account Comparison Chart does not reliably link because of how their website works. Click <a href="http://www.everquest2.com/free"target="_blank">here</a>, you may then need to scroll down to the bottom and click on the "Free To Play" link under "About EQII". Scroll down this new page to see the chart.<br>

    <a href="http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/378/2137857-eq2f2p.jpg"target="_blank">This link</a> will display a screengrab stored on Giant Bomb but may become outdated at some point.<br>

    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/201230/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Fantasy MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.runesofmagic.com"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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  • Old School Fantasy Graphic Adventure

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/dragonsphere"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • Sci-Fi MMO Third Person Shooter

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    <a href="http://www.globalagendagame.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/17020/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-global-agenda/17-1964/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

  • Fantasy MMORPG

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    <a href="http://fw.perfectworld.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/36620/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Sci-Fi Action MMO

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    <a href="http://www.spiralknights.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/99900/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Modern Day Military Multiplayer FPS

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    <a href="http://ava.ijji.com/index.nhn"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/102700/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • An unofficial sequel to the King's Quest graphic adventure games.

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    <a href="http://www.tsl-game.com/index.php"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Nethack is an ASCII based RPG.

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    <a href="http://www.nethack.org/index.html"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://falconseye.sourceforge.net/"target="_blank">Nethack: Falcon's Eye</a> is the same game but with graphics and mouse support.

  • Browser based MMO

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    <a href="http://us.battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • A MOBA style game.

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    <a href="http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/f2p_splash.php"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-heroes-of-newerth/17-1596/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

  • Sci-Fi RTS

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    A free version of this game known as "Starcraft 2: Starter edition" is available. You can play the first four or five (the official website states four on one page and five on another) single-player missions. There is also restricted access to the multiplayer.

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    <a href="https://us.battle.net/account/sc2/starter-edition/;jsessionid=A2A05D63AE41DCF1EA3E62C9AD5002D2.blade34_02_bnet-mgmt"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/3250656#blog"target="_blank">Free-to-play info and F.A.Q.</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/starcraft-ii-video-review/17-3011/"target="_blank">Video Review</a>

  • A MOBA style game. The original Monday Night Combat is 6v6. This is 5v5.

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    <a href="http://www.uberent.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/104700/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Modern day FPS soldier sim.

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    <a href="http://www.arma2.com/free"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Fantasy RPG

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/ultima_4"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • Modern-day Military Online FPS

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    <a href="http://www.thewarinc.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/107900/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Post apocalyptic MMORPG

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    <a href="http://www.gamersfirst.com/fallenearth/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    Giant Bomb Interns <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/perryvandell/"target="_blank">PerryVandell</a> & <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/danielcomfort/"target="_blank">DanielComfort</a> take a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLYyprnKigc"target="_blank">look</a> at this game in their series of "Free to Play" videos.

  • Multiplayer brawler/shooter hybrid with versus and co-op modes.

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    <a href="http://www.brawlbusters.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    Giant Bomb Interns <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/perryvandell/"target="_blank">PerryVandell</a> & <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/danielcomfort/"target="_blank">DanielComfort</a> take a <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/perryvandell/free-to-play-brawl-busters/30-87958/"target="_blank">look</a> at this game in their series of "Free to Play" videos.

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/109410/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Fantasy themed MOBA game.

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    <a href="http://riseofimmortals.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/90530/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Free-to-play Mech Combat Game

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    <a href="http://mwomercs.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Free-to-play Mech Combat Game - Scheduled Release Date: 12 Dec 2012 <br>

    Currently in closed beta (at time of writing).

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    <a href="https://playhawken.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Online Multiplayer Turn-Based Strategic Mech Combat

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    <a href="http://www.mwtactics.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • City building online strategy game

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    <a href="http://www.play4free.com/en/lord-of-ultima"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • World War One Combat Flight Sim

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    <a href="http://riseofflight.com"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://riseofflight.com/tryrof/en"target="_blank">Official Website's Free Download Page</a>

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    <a href="http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-rise-of-flight/17-5746/"target="_blank">Quick Look</a>

  • Sci-Fi Multiplayer Online FPS

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    <a href="https://account.hirezstudios.com/tribesascend"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/17080/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Retro Themed Fantasy MMO Shooter

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    <a href="http://www.realmofthemadgod.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/200210/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • First person sci-fi action adventure

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    <a href="http://www.systemshock.org/index.php/topic,211.0.html"target="_blank">Fansite Download Page</a>

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    <a href="http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=686.0"target="_blank">Official Disclaimer</a>

  • Side-scrolling platformer

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/treasure_adventure_game"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • Old School Fantasy RPG

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    <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/news/free_releases_worlds_of_ultima_1_2"target="_blank">gog.com's news about this free release</a>

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/worlds_of_ultima_the_savage_empire"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • Old School Fantasy RPG

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    <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/news/free_releases_worlds_of_ultima_1_2"target="_blank">gog.com's news about this free release</a>

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    Available for free at <a href="http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/ultima_worlds_of_adventure_2_martian_dreams"target="_blank">gog.com</a>. You will need an account in order to download it.

  • 2-D platformer

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    <a href="http://spelunkyworld.com/original.html"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

  • Sci-Fi FPS

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    <a href="https://register.perfectworld.com/bl_splash"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/209870/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Batman themed multiplayer FPS

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    <a href="http://www.gothamcityimpostors.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/206210/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>

  • Sci-Fi MMO FPS

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    <a href="http://www.planetside2.com/"target="_blank">Official Website</a>

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    <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/218230/"target="_blank">Free on Steam</a>